Stylish and luxury Sicily villa in Catania area, exactly located in the renowned town of Viagrande. The villa is the result of the sharing between a traditional “palmento” (a ‘800 building used to make the wine) and a new and stylish cubbage. The palmento hosts one double bedroom with ensuite batroom; a twin with a close by private bathroom; and an exclusive suite with living room, a double bedroom and a private bathroom (this last room is hosted where once stood the tanks where the wine was tamped). From the door close by the jazz painting (take a look at the pictures !) you can access the ground level, where we can find a fully equipped and romantic kitchen, a bathroom and a sophisticated living room with glass windows overlooking the pool area and with the foreground view of Etna volcano. An army of white roses painting the eastern side of the garden, that extends more than 1.000 square meters. Have a nice holidays to Sicily !
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
Viagrande was the place were, in the past, aristocratic families used to spend their summer holidays.
This is way, presently, we can still admire wonderful properties along this small and charming town, full of lush vegetation.
I suggest you two walkings: Monte Serra, an extinct crater of the past, where you can enjoy the Butterfly museum or where one can have a pic-nic in the nice park or climb up to the top; and the public garden of Viagande, a great spot for pets, adults and children
We are in the eastern side of Sicily, and two masterpieces dominate the landscapes; the sea and Etna volcano, joined by something bigger thant them: the blue Sicilian sky!
Etna Park (Unesco’s), with its inactiv volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasts 10 km’s
Catania, with its gorgeous Via Etnea and its outdoor markets, lasts 10 km’s.
The Playa (beaches) too lasts 10 km’s.
I suggest you to get a visit to Acitrezza and Acicastello (5 km’s), fishermen hamlets, where the lava flow has painted a castle and basalt giants (sea stacks).
Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is almost 30 km’s away: it’s a magic place with the amazing Isolabella and its narrow streets rich in history, a sort of vintage atmosphere and fashion: cool!
Siracusa (Unesco’s), and its Greek masterpieces it’s almost 60 km’s away.
Another tips is the visit of Pantalica (Unesco’s), with its more than 3000 graves carved on the rock, a river, a forest and a sort of mistery all around.
At a glance: Acireale (Baroque style, 5 km), Savoca (The Godfather movie’s spot, 40 km), Brucoli (sea, 40 km), Megara Ibla (archaeology, 40 km), Randazzo (40 km), Giardini Naxos (sea, 30 km), Cavagrande del Cassibile (nature, 60 km)
Its time to eat something and my tipi s to do not miss the Pasta alla Norma and to have, at least once, a typical Sicilian breakfast: granita and brioche!
And, of course, fish, fish, fish … and visit the outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).
Minimum stay 4 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 250 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,40 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 500
Check – in: from 2 p.m to 8 p.m
Check – out: within 10 a.m
For bookings cancelled 90 days or more before the arrival date, 30% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 40-89 days before the arrival date, 50% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 30-39 days before the arrival date, 70% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 0-29 days before the arrival date, 100% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.